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Old 11-24-2021, 02:32 AM
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I imagine there are a number of possibilities for what this could be, but I figured I'd throw a photo up and see if anyone can nail it down.

Possibly relevant info: N̵o̵ ̵s̵c̵e̵n̵t̵ ̵(̵t̵h̵a̵t̵ ̵I̵'̵v̵e̵ ̵n̵o̵t̵i̵c̵e̵d̵)̵, flower pictured is 5.5 inches across the petals, this stalk has 4 flowers, plant is unifoliate, pseudobulbs are 6-9 inches (depending on where you measure from), leaves are ~12 inches.

Does that narrow it down at all?

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edit: it developed a pleasant scent
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I doubt you’ll ever know the ID for sure, but it’s a beauty.
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Old 11-24-2021, 03:37 PM
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Thats a pity!
The name does not add beauty, but there is a whole history behind it, if you know the ancestry, the gardeners and places this one plant links you and today to many decades and even centuries of plants growing and flowering, and sometimes astounding journeys, too.
Plants are living history, even if it is a recent (re-)make of complex hybrids.
The scent can still develope as the flowers mature.
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The scent can still develope as the flowers mature.
Indeed! I awoke to it exuding a very pleasant, almost rose-like scent today.
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I'd guess it's a Bob Betts. A lot of people are posting bloom photos of that plant recently, so maybe it's in season.
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It could also be Cattleya Pastoral or Cattleya Lola's Charm.
I have a Lola's Charm (Rlc. Pastoral x C. Earl) and it looks very much like your bloom and also very much like C. Pastoral.
So there are a couple more possibilities.
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